Catherine Perloff is Editor-in-Chief of the Tufts Daily. She is a junior majoring in political science and psychology and can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts janitor fired after taking pregnancy leave

When Luz Rosello came to the Medford campus as a part-time janitor in November 2017, she was expecting more job security and opportunity. Previously a temporary, on-call janitor on Tufts’ Boston campus, Rosello finally had a permanent job. In February 2018, she was greeted with another bit of happy news: She was pregnant. Yet, telling […]

Tufts janitors allege unjust firing, racist treatment by C&W Services supervisors

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Editor’s note: This article contains the alleged use of the N-word by a C&W Services employee. In addition, quotes from several janitors were translated from Spanish to English by the reporters of this article. When Victoria Guerra started her new job as a janitorial supervisor at Tufts University […]

Letter from the Editor

As I prepared to start this semester, and to take the helm of The Tufts Daily, I won’t deny I was nervous. I was concerned that I would not be able balance the weight of a nearly 40-year-old-daily publication, a staff of around 200 and a commitment to paint an accurate and representative portrait of the […]

President Monaco highlights university accomplishments, challenges this year

The Tufts Daily met with University President Anthony Monaco to review the academic year and discuss key topics, construction projects and future plans for the university.   The Tufts Daily (TD): You spoke a lot about some of the successes of the university this year. Could you speak about some of the challenges that we faced? Anthony […]

Letter from the Editor

In a democratic society, citizens not only have the obligation to make daily decisions that influence their neighbors but also the power to make change. Every day, we see examples big and small of people using their voices to force those in power to listen. Recently, the collective voices of hundreds of women started a national conversation […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Dec. 4

MONDAY President of the Republic of Croatia Details: Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will give the Charles Francis Adams Lecture at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Where and When: ASEAN Auditorium; 5 p.m. TUESDAY “Statehouse Strategy: Finding Common Ground for the Commonwealth” Details: Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo will be speaking at a […]

Howard Dean encourages young people to organize at Tisch College event

Democratic politician Howard Dean spoke about his career in politics and the promise of young people, at a Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life-sponsored event on Wednesday in the Rabb Room. Political Science Department Chair Deborah Schildkraut moderated the event, entitled “Donuts with (Howard) Dean!,” in front of a full audience. Dean began by discussing how he […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Nov. 27

MONDAY “Childhood Trauma and Violent Extremism” Details: Dr. Heidi Ellis, director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, will speak about her research on how youth refugees’ experiences post-settlement may lead some to violent extremist ideology. The event is co-sponsored by ALLIES and the Child Development Association. When and Where: 6 p.m.; Cabot […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Nov. 13

MONDAY “How Can we Lead Social Change?” Details: Progressive activist Heather Booth will share advice on organizing to create social change at this Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life-sponsored lunch workshop. Booth is known for being at the forefront of organizing in support of many progressive causes in the late 20th century, including civil rights and […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Nov. 6

MONDAY “#StandingRock: Starting and Sustaining a Movement” Details: The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will facilitate a conversation with two experts on indigenous activism. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard is the founder and director of Sacred Stone Camp, a center of resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Cutcha Risling Baldy is an assistant professor of Native American studies […]